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  • Workrave icon


    Workrave is a program that assists in the recovery and prevention of Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI). The program frequently alerts you...

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • Eyeleo icon


    EyeLeo is a handy PC application that reminds you to take a break for your eyes. Features: Screen blocking long breaks...

    Free Windows

  • Time Out icon

    Time Out

    Break timer with micro-breaks for Mac OS X. It is very easy to fall into bad habits when using a computer for hours on end. You care...

    Free Mac

  • EyeDefender icon

    EyeDefender Discontinued

    EyeDefender is a freeware rest reminder designed to prevent Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) resulting from working on a computer for...

    Free Windows

  • Fadetop icon


    FadeTop is a visual break reminder for Windows. At regular intervals, it fades your desktop into a bluish color, and displays current...

    Free Windows

  • Eyes Relax icon

    Eyes Relax Discontinued

    It’s an utility that helps avoiding eyes-related problems when working at a computer for several hours. Concentrating your eyesight on...

    Free Windows

  • Awareness icon


    Subtle awareness of time spent on the computer. Awareness helps you become more aware of time spent on the computer by playing the...

    Free Mac

  • Take a Five icon

    Take a Five

    Take a quick break from work while staying focused with the Take a Five Chrome extension. Take a Five is not an official product...

    Free Mac Windows Linux Chrome OS Chrome

  • SmartBreak icon


    SmartBreak is a revolutionary ergonomics program that reminds you to look away from your computer screen and enforces you to take...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • Emanen Motomu icon

    Emanen Motomu

    It is very easy to fall into bad habits when using a computer for hours on end. You care about what you are doing, so can sometimes...

    Free Personal Windows

  • RSIBreak icon


    RSIBreak is a small utility to remind you to take regular short breaks. Repetitive Strain Injury is an illness which can occur as a...

    Open Source Linux

  • AntiRSI icon


    AntiRSI is a program for Mac OS X that helps prevent RSI (repetitive strain injury) and other computer related stress. It does so by...

    Free Mac

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  • Breaktime icon


    BreakTime is a simple utility that's designed to help you remember to take breaks away from your computer. It never forgets a...

    Freemium Mac

  • Iris icon


    Reduce eye pain, sleep better and be more productive and healthy with Iris. Iris is super customizable and actively developed. ...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux

  • Xwrits icon


    Xwrits reminds you to take wrist breaks, which will hopefully help you prevent repetitive stress injury. It pops up an X window when...

    Open Source Linux BSD

  • Vision Defense icon

    Vision Defense

    The Vision Defense Software provides you with reminder prompts to briefly look away from the screen at specific time intervals that...

    Free Windows

  • stretchly icon


    stretchly is cross-platform open source app that reminds you to take breaks when working with computer. It runs in your tray and...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • eyeBreak Discontinued

    eyeBreak is a tiny app designed to sit in the Windows tray and provide a non-ignorable message reminding you to take a break from what...

    Free Windows

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  • Wellnomics WorkPace icon

    Wellnomics WorkPace

    WorkPace is one of the most sophisticated computer ergonomics packages available. WorkPace monitors your mouse and keyboard use....

    Commercial Windows

  • WristSaver icon


    WristSaver is a free and open source rest reminder application for Mac OS X. WristSaver is written in Cocoa and takes advantage of...

    Open Source Mac

  • Breaker icon


    Breaker is a handy and easy to use program that will remind you that you need to take a break. Working for a lot of hours in a row is...

    Free Windows

  • EyeCare4US icon


    EyeCare4US is a free program for Windows, aimed at protecting eyes from computers, it shows us a window to remind us to take a break...

    Free Windows

  • MagicanRest icon

    MagicanRest Discontinued

    Magican Rest is a free time reminder. It rescues Mac users from overworking and helps users arrange working time properly!...

    Free Mac

  • Eye Break Discontinued

    WorkplaceOptimizer ::: EyeBreak

    Free Web / Cloud

  • Eyefoo icon


    Does too much time using computer gives you dry eyes and fatigue discomfort? Eyefoo is a timer to remind you to rest, keep you from...

    Free Windows

  • Scirocco Take a Break icon

    Scirocco Take a Break

    In today’s world we sit without moving for long hours in front of the computer screen. We hurt our eyes, shoulders, backs, and wrists....

    Freemium Windows

  • restbreak icon


    This free program reminds you to take regular computer rest breaks.

    Free Personal Windows

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